Make snowballs when the snow falls!

Contemporary Stretch
6:15 pm - 7:25 pm
December 13, 2018

Which is the seasonal equivalent of making hay whilst the sun shines or lemonade when life hands you lemons. I could have moaned about my course being postponed and losing a day’s pay (again) due to the weather but instead I decided to get up and play with the dogs in the snow, something I didn’t have time for a couple of weeks ago and we rarely get to do here in ole’ blighty.

I noted that despite folks not being able to get to work (or the Gym) the cafes and restaurants were full!!!

I have used my unexpected day off to maximum effect so all is good!

Steve was less enthusiastic as he had brought home the team car (an Aston Martin DB11) to practice driving over the weekend before he drives it to Italy this Monday! Snow and a powerful rear wheel drive, extremely expensive car are not a combination that provides a relaxed Sunday drive!!!

Miki, Mini and Lili on the other hand had a fab time!


This week!

Monday 19th March

Boogie Fit, 6.30pm turning up the heat with some Latino dancing.

Cardio Dance, 7.45pm being ‘Divalicious’ with custom playlist and Diva routine!


Tuesday 20th March

HIIT 6.30pm full on effective cardio workout.

Dance Fit 7.45pm Strong and sassy women choreography.


Wednesday 21st March

Barre Fit 7.30pm, for you if you want a Ballet dancers bum and thighs plus ‘gawjus’ posture and flexibility. Suitable for all levels, i.e. no experience or lots and at any age!


Thursday 22nd March

Contemporary Stretch 6.15pm, with award winning Mind Body expert Monica Linford (only a hand full of spaces left, book now!).



Thursdays 7.30pm Dancespiration and Friday Night Fitness (23rd March)

As I’m away presenting at the IFS Conference for the weekend.


ONE TO ONE is fully booked for the next two weeks, Book now for appointments after Easter.


Butternut squash, coconut and chicken curry

Something warming, nutritious and waist line friendly for whilst the little beast from the east is visiting!

Ingredients serves: 6 people

4 cups butternut squash, peeled, deseed and dice

1-2 tablespoon coconut oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

2 tablespoons curry powder

1/2teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 x 14-ounce can coconut milk

1 cup vegetable stock, or 1 vegetable bouillon plus 1 cup water

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

1-2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves



Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium-high.


1.Add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.

2.Stir in curry powder, paprika and thyme. Cook for 1 minute.

3.Stir in squash, coconut milk, vegetable stock.

4.Bring to boil, cover and reduce to a simmer on low heat.

5.Cook for 15 minutes until squash cubes are tender but not mushy.

6.Stir in pepper, salt and cilantro.

7.Delicious served with rice. (I use celeriac rice to keep carbohydrate load down)


Wrap up warmly and keep on keeping on!

Love ya,

Helen xxxx



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I have been training with Helen, twice a week, for 9 years, which I think tells you all you need to know. In addition to personal training, I have worked through the NLP process with Helen and experienced her ability with hypnotherapy. Whatever we do, Helen is always aware of the big picture and adjusts the programme accordingly, taking a holistic view of all my needs, whether or not I am aware of them! I would unreservedly recommend Helen to anyone, regardless of age, level of fitness or experience of exercise. If life coaching or NLP are required, she is highly-qualified, supportive and encouraging, a perfect guide through what are very beneficial but not always easy processes. Helen is discreet, completely trustworthy and a consummate professional.
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